Talend Acquires Restlet, a Leader in Cloud-Based API Design and Testing
Acquisition will Streamline How Companies Share, Govern, and Monetize Data
“We see several of our customers investing in building cloud data lakes,
but there aren’t many solutions that can help transform and share data
in the lake with external applications,” said
In addition to helping streamline data sharing, Restlet’s API technology lends itself to creating new opportunities for Talend customers to monetize their data. For example, farmers or fertilizer manufacturers that collect agricultural data can sell that information to commodities traders who would use it to inform investment decisions. Talend believes that increasing data volumes and the use of data lakes will help fuel interest in data monetization across a range of industries.
The Restlet API platform will initially be deployed as part of Talend Integration Cloud. The combined solution will also include new support for open source projects such as Swagger and RAML. The combined solution will be compatible with third-party API gateways, such as Google Apigee. Later, more of Restlet’s capabilities will be incorporated into the broader Talend Data Fabric integration platform.
“A growing number of integration projects follow an API-First strategy, starting from the consumer needs back to the assets available in the data lake rather than the other way around,” said Jérôme Louvel, Founder, Board member and former CTO of Restlet. “APIs and Data are two sides of the same coin in integration initiatives. We’re very excited to join Talend in delivering an open source-based and visual solution to empower a new level of data sharing within and outside an organization.”
Jérôme Louvel is joining Talend along with the 16-member team based in